VIDEO: The Corpus Christi and surrounding areas are experiencing an industrial boom, with several new projects in the works. With that growth comes the need for response services tailored to handle industrial emergencies.
The Refinery Terminal Fire Company, a global company, has branches which fill that need; but it does more than just fight fires. It provides a range of elite services.
"What sets us apart,” said RTFC Training Captain Ruben Cortez, “is not only do we specialize in the fire side, but we're all hazmat technicians; confined-space technicians; high-angle rescue technicians; trench-rescue technicians, etc."
It doesn't receive any tax money or government funding, said RTFC assistant fire chief Riley Maxon, and is completely funded by its 24 member-companies.